Taylor Sandbothe

Middle Blocker

Player profile

  • Height 6-2
  • Hometown Lee's Summit, Mo.
  • Last School Lee's Summit West H.S.
  • Club Invasion VBC
  • Year Senior

· Finished her career as Ohio State’s all-time leader with 564 total blocks
· Also ranked Top-20 in the following categories: 455 block assists (1st), 109 solo blocks (2nd), 1.13 blocks/set (2nd), 1,914.5 points (4th), 1,498 kills (5th), .304 hitting percentage (6th), 3,348 total attempts (8th), 3.84 points/set (14th) and 3.01 kills/set (19th)
· First Team AVCA All-America (2015)
· Second Team AVCA All-America (2016)
· AVCA All-America honorable mention (2014)
· AVCA All-Region (2014, 15, 16)
· Unanimous All-Big Ten First Team selection (2015, 16)
· Ohio State Offensive Player of the Year (2015, 16)
· All-Big Ten honorable mention (2014)
· Big Ten All-Freshman Team (2013)

2016 (Senior)
· Started all 35 matches, playing every single set
· Paced the team with 622 points, 506 kills and 144 total blocks (20s, 124a)
· Also posted a .315 hitting percentage, 108 digs and 34 service aces
· AVCA National Player of the Week (Oct. 4)
· Big Ten Player of the Week (Aug. 29, Oct. 3)
· Named to the all-tournament team at the North Texas Challenge (MVP as well), Dr. Mary Jo Wynn Invitational and Ball State Active Ankle Challenge
· Ranked sixth in the Big Ten with 3.83 kills per set
· Set Top-20 marks in Ohio State history with season totals of 144 total blocks (T-4th), 124 block assists (4th), 622 points (8th), 506 kills (T-15th) and 1.09 blocks/set (20th)
· Responsible for 10 or more points in all but three matches, including a season-high 32 tallies in a win over No. 16 Texas A&M and a dozen outings with 20-plus points
· Capped her career with a double-double (13 kills, 10 blocks) at No. 4 Wisconsin in the NCAA `Sweet 16,’ marking her 29th double-digit kill effort and 14th contest with five or more blocks
· Became a weapon from the service stripe, connecting on multiple aces in 10 different matches

2015 (Junior)
· Assaulted the OSU Record Books with Top-5 all-time numbers for total blocks (160; 2nd), block assists (126; 2nd), solo blocks (34; T-4th), blocks/set (1.26; T-4th) and hitting percentage (.366; 5th)
· Started all 34 matches played, missing a lone contest due to illness
· Big Ten Player of the Week (Sept. 7)
· MVP/Most Outstanding Player of both the Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic and the Golden Grizzlies Invitational
· Racked up 20 or more points six times, including a double-double (19 kills, 11 blocks) vs. No. 16 Illinois
· The 11-block total vs. Illinois is the sixth-highest in school history and third-best against a B1G foe
· Recorded at least one block in all 34 tilts and three or more on 31 occasions
· Walked off the court with nine or more kills to her name in 28 of 34 matches
· Attacked above a .400 clip exactly half the time (17 matches) and jumped above .500 seven times

2014 (Sophomore)
· Played in 31 matches, making 30 starts
· Paced the team and ranked 10th in the Big Ten with 1.16 blocks per set
· Tied for sixth in school history with 140 total blocks, the highest total since 1996
· Added in 321 kills, 69 digs and 11 services aces
· Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 8)
· All-tournament team member for the Oregon Tournament, Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic and Millennium Hotel Invitational
· Also earned All-Louisville Regional honors with 17 kills and four blocks against No. 4 Wisconsin in the NCAA `Sweet 16′

2013 (Freshman)
· Started all 32 matches
· Led the team with 1.02 blocks per set, posting Top-20 all-time OSU marks with 29 solo stuffs and 120 total rejections
· Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Nov. 11, Nov. 25)
· All-tournament team recognition for the Seminole Invitational and Blue and White Classic
· Contributed a total of 295 kills, 120 blocks, 51 digs and 13 service aces

· AVCA All-America Second Team
· All-Missouri First Team
· Led Lee’s Summit West High to three straight state runner-up finishes (2010-12)
· Played club ball for Invasion VBC

· Daughter of Mike and Teri Sandbothe
· Teri is a member of the University of Missouri Intercollegiate Athletics Hall of Fame and was a four-time All-American and seven-time Big Eight champion for the Tiger track & field team
· Mike was a four-year starter for the Missouri basketball squad (1985-89)
· Has a brother, Garrett, and sister, Elle
· Elle plays volleyball at Kansas State
· Linguistics major

2013 Match-by-Match

2014 Match-by-Match 

2015 Match-by-Match 

2016 Match-by-Match